Tribe of Force

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Tribe of Force
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Studio album by van Canto
Released 24 February 2010 (2010-02-24)
Genre Heavy metal, A cappella
Label Napalm Records
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind
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Tribe of Force
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Tribe of Force is the third album by German acapella metal band Van Canto.The album was released on 1 March 2010. This is the band's first release with Napalm Records.

<i>Van Canto</i> German a cappella metal band

Van Canto is a German a cappella metal band, founded in 2006 and composed of seven singers and a drummer. Although the group is often classified as an a cappella ensemble, they use real drums in their music, instead of vocal percussion or beatboxing.

Napalm Records record label

Napalm Records is an Austrian independent record label focused on heavy metal and hard rock. Originally, Napalm focused mainly on black metal bands such as Abigor and Summoning and folk metal bands such as Falkenbach and Vintersorg. Later on, the label expanded its roster by adding gothic metal, symphonic metal, power metal, doom metal, metalcore and nu metal bands, as well as stoner rock acts Monster Magnet, Karma to Burn, and Brant Bjork. Napalm has its own publishing house named Iron Avantgarde Publishing.


The track listing features 13 tracks, two of them being covers ("Master of Puppets" by Metallica and "Rebellion" by Grave Digger), and three of them featuring guest artists: Victor Smolski (from Rage) guest appears in "One To Ten", Tony Kakko (from Sonata Arctica) guest appears on "Hearted" and Chris Boltendahl (from Grave Digger) guest appears in "Rebellion".

Master of Puppets (song) single

"Master of Puppets" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica, released in France only on July 2, 1986 as the only single from the band's 1986 studio album of the same name. It was also issued as a promo single in the US by Elektra Records.

Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

Grave Digger (band) German heavy metal band

Grave Digger is a German heavy metal band, formed in 1980.

Two of this album's songs ("Water, Fire, Heaven, Earth" & "Hearted") have been, among Within Temptation's "Our Farewell", the inspiration for "Forevermore", a song by the Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA, featuring the mild-autistic Ruurd Woltring. The recording of this song was made possible thanks to the Dutch TV-show "Niks te gek" (Nothing too crazy), in which mentally disabled people get their wishes granted.

Within Temptation symphonic metal band from the Netherlands

Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics as gothic metal, although the "gothic" influence varies with each album. Their most prominent and well-known sound is described as symphonic metal, although their earlier material, such as debut album Enter, was mostly gothic metal, with Enter also having a hint of doom metal. In an interview, den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences. In a later interview with Dutch music platform 3VOOR12, den Adel stated that "we consider ourselves more a symphonic rock band ... in my opinion, we are no gothic band".

Our Farewell 2001 single by Within Temptation

"Our Farewell" is the first single of the Netherlands symphonic metal and rock band Within Temptation from their second studio album Mother Earth. Although the song was released as a single, it never entered the charts, just like their previous single, "Restless". There was also no promotional video made for the single.

Epica (band) Dutch symphonic metal band

Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.

Track listing

1."Lost Forever"4:44
2."To Sing a Metal Song"3:24
3."One to Ten" (ft. Victor Smolski)4:06
4."I Am Human"3:56
5."My Voice"5:30
6."Rebellion" (Grave Digger cover ft. Chris Boltendahl)4:05
7."Last Night of the Kings"3:52
8."Tribe of Force"3:17
9."Water Fire Heaven Earth"3:32
10."Master of Puppets" (Metallica cover)8:23
11."Magic Taborea" (Runes of Magic)3:22
12."Hearted" (ft. Tony Kakko)4:00
13."Frodo's Dream"3:06


Band members
Guest musicians
Victor Smolski Russian musician

Victor Dmitriyevich Smolski is a musician, producer, composer, teacher, author of one of the most successful German guitar learning DVDs, School of Metal. He was a member of the German heavy metal band Rage, from 1999 until 2015. The guitarist for the metal bands Almanac, Mind Odyssey and Lingua Mortis Orchestra (LMO). Jury member for several international music competitions. Worldwide representative and co-developer for companies in the music industry, such as Yamaha, ENGL, Shure, Cordial, Thomastik-Infeld, etc.

Rage (German band) German heavy metal band

Rage is a German heavy metal band, formed in 1984 by Peter "Peavy" Wagner. They were part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene to emerge in the early to mid-1980s, along with bands such as Helloween, Running Wild, Blind Guardian and Grave Digger.

Tony Kakko Finnish singer

Toni Kristian "Tony" Kakko is a Finnish musician, composer and vocalist. He is mainly known as the vocalist, primary songwriter, and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica since 1996.

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